If you are looking for floor mats to buy for your muscle car, chance are you have ran into looking at debates between mopar floor mats vs weathertech…
These two floor mats are usually replacements for your OEM floor mats that you got at the dealership.
This could be either Weathertech or Lloyd Velourtex.
OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer and your car accessories or parts usually come with your car purchase.
They have a small warranty and often times you will need to replace these parts.
So, in this article, we will review two floor mats, mopar and weathertech, and let you decide on the winner.
Dodge challenger floor mats oem all weather
There are floor mats made by Mopar that are designed for your 2012-2016 Dodge Challenger.
You can pick them up at Amazon.
Here are some of the specifications:
- 10.38 lbs
- 31.35” x 20” x 1.8”
- Color: Gray
- Complete set of 4
Dodge challenger floor mats oem Mopar quality
The Mopar floor mats are very good quality.
They are able to contain mud, dirt and snow.
They also fit tight too so you do not need to worry about your car’s interior flooring if you purchase these floor mats.
They are easy to clean and do not move.
In fact, that is a good thing because you might not even know what is underneath your Mopar floor mats since they are not budging or shifting.
Dodge challenger floor mats weathertech
If you are researching about weathertech floor mats for your Dodge Challenger, it should not be too confusing.
They are floor mats but due to their custom fitting for specific Dodge Challengers, it should act as a floor liner as well, providing the driver extra protection on their car floors.
Here are some of the specifications:
- Brand: Husky Liners
- Color: Black
- Fits 2017-2020 Dodge Challengers with RWD.
Are WeatherTech floor mats worth the money?
WeatherTech floor mats are definitely worth it and have been able to withstand kids’ treatment.
You can definitely go a more expensive route by having them custom cut.
Or you can buy some generic ones and cut them yourself.
The WeatherTech floor mats are easy to clean and protect your car interior floors very well.
They feel like soft rubber and fits like a glove.
However, Weathertech floor mats have been reported to wear down after a few years of usage.
The color also fades as well whereas the Mopar floor mats do not have the same issues.
I am pretty sure that everything will show some wear if used heavily.
So, take this info with a grain of salt.
Do WeatherTech mats smell?
It really depends on the batch you get.
On average, there should be a faint smell.
If this concerns you, definitely throw your new WeatherTech mats in the garage or some open area to air out for at least 12 hours.
The smell should be 95% gone by the time you want to install them into your muscle car.
Car smells like garbage
If your car still smells after you have cleaned your mats, you might have an entirely separate issue on your hands.
There could be multiple things to could attribute to the smell:
- Dirty Carpets
- Dead animals
- Moldy AC
- Debris stuck in air vents
It is not the end of the world but it is definitely uncomfortable to deal with initially.
What’s the best way to clean WeatherTech floor mats?
If you did not purchase WeatherTech’s Cleaner and Protector kit, you can do it the old-fashioned way.
First, remove all the excess dirt and grime on the mats.
Spray any All-Purpose Cleaner (APC) and let it soak for a few minutes
Wash and then dry your mats.
Then, spray a light coating of 303 Fabric Guard.
Let it sit in the sun for at least an hour or two to dry so that it does not become too slippery.
Are Weathertech floor mats slippery?
Weathertech floor mats can be a little slippery when wet.
However, a lot of other brands are way worse.
Plus, other brands do not fit as well, and might not portect your car interior floors as well as Weathertech floor mats.
So, why even risk it?
Mopar floor mats vs weathertech floor mats, who wins?
Well, it really depends on your muscle car.
For the most part, you cannot go wrong with either choice.
They both fit well and are easy to clean.
Both come in very solid and attractive colors and will last you quite a while.
There is very little to hate about these two awesome floor mats, aside from the smell or possible sizing issue.
Speaking of awesome floor mats, make sure you also have great wheels for your muscle cars.
Especially if you have a Dodge Challenger.Do you just have the Boss 338s or did you choose a different route for Dodge Challenger wheels?